Title

Ethereal fire: antecedents of radiology and radiotherapy

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiation Oncology

Date

3-23-2007

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Equipment Design; History, 17th Century; History, 18th Century; History, 19th Century; History, 20th Century; Radiography; Radiotherapy

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The objective is to explore the events that led to the implementation of X-radiation for medical purposes within months of its discovery. CONCLUSION: The century-long experience with electrotherapeutics and the concurrent adoption of ultraviolet light therapy, facilitated the swift inclusion of X-radiation into medical practice.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Apr;188(4):904-12. Link to article on publisher's site

DOI of Published Version

10.2214/AJR.06.0691

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

Journal Title

AJR. American journal of roentgenology

PubMed ID

17377022